European Football Leagues Resume Action on Friday after Busy Champions League WeekPublished February 21, 2020 by Florin P
Lyon and Nice play key matches in Ligue 1 on Friday, while Bayern Munich will settle for nothing less than a comprehensive win over Paderborn.
Champions League matches have returned to Europe and some of the best teams from the continent have played midweek. They will return to domestic league duty over the weekend and we already have a few exciting games scheduled on Friday evening. The stakes are high, as the participating teams are either chasing a European League berth or the national trophies.
Victory Lap Expected from Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich started the season in a disappointing fashion, but the team is back on track and can extend its lead at the top of the Bundesliga. They have home pitch advantage against Paderborn, the rock-bottom team and are expected to crush the opposition. The visitors will defend with everything they’ve got, but bet365 Sports expects the reigning champions to prevail with ease. In order to enjoy even odds, punters would have to back the home team to cover the -3.5 goals spread, an outcome currently priced at 1/1.
Lyon and Nice Play Coin Flip Matches on Friday
Lyon and Nice are separated by only two points and none of them are in the position they were hoping for and the beginning of the season. In order to come a step closer to securing their objectives, they need to defeat Metz and Brest, which isn’t exactly a walk in the park. Lyon play on the road, where they have split points in the 13 games played so far and the odds on them to win are 19/20. Nice play in front of their fans and they been generally strong at home, so the same odds look far more tempting against Brest.
Must-Win Match for Napoli Away at Brescia
Napoli have picked a rare victory on the road after what can be described as a disappointing season. They need to double down on that win and defeat Brescia on Friday evening in the match starting at 7:45 PM UK time. The hosts have an appetite for scoring a lot of goals but are a poor defensive team, hence the odds of 5/1 on them to win. Punters willing to bet on the visitors to prevail will be rewarded with odds of 1/2 by 888 Sport, which is justified by the better form and the head to head record.
Mallorca Chases First Victory on the Road
Mallorca is yet to win a match on the road, but the team is optimistic to achieve this against Betis. The hosts are in poor form and were able to pick very few points at home, so there’s a chance for the visitors to set the milestone. Betis are also coping with a few injuries and suspended players, but are still regarded as the clear favorites to prevail. The odds on them to win stand at 1/2, while the visitors are priced at 5/1.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the date and hour the article was written, respectively 2 pm UK time, Thursday February 20th.